The Only Hope for Parents

Our kids don’t always follow the script we’ve written for them. The truth is, we don’t always follow our own scripts. We hope things will work out a…


Middle school romance survival guide

For me, it was Chase. My first Middle School crush, straight out of a romance novel: curly locks, football muscles, bad boy attitude, and the ability…


The hands of Jesus

“Jesus reached out his hand . . . .” I’ve been reading through the gospels the past few weeks, preparing for Holy Week and Easter. This is my annual…


‘Meet them with Jesus’: Responding Biblically to Our Kids’ Problems

When people ask me what’s the best parenting advice I’ve been given, I never know what to say because I have the amazing privilege of hearing so…


These Are Some Good Times

Trace Adkins has a popular song titled “You’re Gonna Miss This.” It talks about wishing away certain things in life that actually end up being the…


What Jesus Prayed For His “Kids”

The average person has about fifty thousand thoughts each day.  How many of those thoughts are about our kids? And how many of those thoughts do…


Thoughts Between Potty Training and Life360

Our oldest got her driver’s license recently and is navigating the roads on her own. It’s fairly gut-wrenching when you spend your whole life trying…


Hey Mom, why do they call it Good Friday?

Kids have a lot of questions about Easter. For that matter, so do most of their parents. The Easter story is a tough story to tell kids. I used to…


A Jesus Gift Under the Tree

Christmas morning should be a spectacularly fun time for a family. Stockings, presents, family, and church make the day joyful and fill the digital…